At Islanders Dive Center, CPR- and first-aid-certified instructors chaperone flocks of students through PADI or SDI scuba certification. Divers 14 years and older kick off underwater exploration with classroom sessions supplemented by home study, wherein students gain book smarts to ready themselves for the dive. Next, aquatic scholars prepare for open-water certification with pool training, rounding out complimentary major equipment, such as air tanks and mermaid-to-English dictionaries, while students provide their own scuba fins, snorkels, boots, and masks. Finally, students prove their mettle and earn their certification with open-water dives in local quarries, typically held over a two-day weekend. Though not included with this deal, Groupon customers can purchase equipment through Islanders Dive Center such as Viper Open Heel Fins ($89.95), an Ion Mask ($74.95), an Arid Snorkel ($34.95), and NeoSport Low Top Pull-On Boots ($32.95).
At Kerry's Scuba Dive and Travel, Kerry Johnson and a team of PADI-certified dive instructors teach open-water courses and lead exhilarating dives while traveling to exotic locales that are rich with underwater wildlife and reefs. Beginning divers can try the discover scuba, where they learn about the equipment before getting used to breathing with the tank in shallow water. Other specialty courses deepen underwater adventures and arm explorers with the know-how to safely and comfortably navigate underwater passageways.
Aquatech Scuba Center covers all aspects of underwater scuba. It stocks scuba equipment and trains beginning and experienced divers in recreational and professional techniques, and sponsors dive travel to discover new aqueous environs. After completing scuba classes that range from discover scuba to training specialist, patrons are ready to scuba anywhere around the world. Aquatech Scuba Center also rents snorkeling equipment for swimmers who prefer to explore near the surface of the water.
The Try Scuba class is a safe, simple way to figure out the fundamentals of marine missioning, which the passionate underwater voyagers at Louisville Dive Center have been teaching for more than 30 years. After each student displays a medical history form, towel, and swimsuit, a friendly, certified instructor will lead the class to the shallow, warm pool, where students will learn the basic tenets of underwater breathing before being allowed to plunge into the artificial pond for the duration of the session. While submerged, divers can play Frisbee and snap underwater photos of friends reenacting World War II battles in slow-motion under the sea. If goggled visions of high-fouring manatees on the open water waltz in your head, Louisville Dive Center will happily apply a $20 discount for scuba-certification classes. In addition to gaining scuba knowledge, you can gain scuba gear by presenting your Groupon at Louisville Dive Center's gear shop for 10% off a wide selection of pinnacle manufacturers like Scubapro, Oceanic, Aeris, Genesis and Sherwood.
Paradise Divers’ cadre of qualified instructors draws on experience gleaned from more than 6,000 logged dives to impart everything from basic water-skills classes to full scuba and specialty certifications to pupils. The expert crew has certified more than 2,000 divers with its all-inclusive instruction programs and leads specialty diving getaways to remote and exotic locales. They are the only facility in Louisville to have their own indoor pool, heated to 85 degrees, which sets a comfortable, crustacean-free stage for underwater navigation, and doubles as a venue for private pool parties and special functions.